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Cost of Living

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Our cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Columbus, Ohio is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Columbus, Ohio is more expensive.

Overall, Columbus, Ohio cost of living is 84.30.

  COST OF LIVINGColumbus, OhioUnited States
  Overall  84100
  Grocery  90.8100
  Health  99100
  Housing  65100
  Utilities  96100
  Transportation  98100
  Miscellaneous  90100

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Columbus has a lot to offer, but has two main issues against it. The weather changes and pollution leads to a very crappy air quality. It feels like the dumpster of... (read more)
BET ranks Columbus the #1 city for African America
I am done replying to your posts after this. BET did a study of cities and found that Columbus was the best city for well-educated African Americans. They said in... (read more)
Lack of good mass transit in the Columbus, Ohio ar
The public transportation system in the Columbus, Ohio area, does not compare with the mass transit systems in other cities. For years, it used antiquated... (read more)
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Columbus, OH
have lived in Columbus for about 9 yrs now. Moved here because my husband was born & raised here and had good memories of the place from the '70's. I can't stand this... (read more)
re: Seriously, I hate this city - 5/9/2012
I love your comments! Columbus is a COW TOWN! It does suck here. I am looking to move. Care to have coffee? So many here are rude, mean and nasty. In the work... (read more)
Just the Right Size
Columbus may not be the biggest city but it certainly isn't the smallest. For comparison, I have spent time in both Chicago and Dayton, cities on either side of the... (read more)
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